The third and last live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from the 90s.When an antique scepter sends April to 1603 Japan, it's up to the turtles to retrieve her and travel back to present day New York before the scepter's powers are gone for good. As they search for the scepter in that time period, they have to contend with an evil British weapons-trader named Walker.Oh, and since both scepters exchange the people holding them between the two time periods, Hilarity Ensues as the misplaced individuals attempt to cope with their strange new surroundings.
This film has the examples of:
Action Dress Rip: After switching places during time travel, April O' Neil wears Kenshin's samurai outfit in feudal Japan. Later, after escaping from the dungeon with the Turtles, we see her ripping part of the samurai clothing off by the lake while Leo and Donatello are looking.
California Doubling: The film takes place in New York and Ancient Japan, many scenes are actually filmed in China's Hong Kong and in Astoria, Oregon.
Lord Norinaga: Kenshin, I have forbid you for leaving the palace. You have disgraced me. Kenshin: It is you who have disgraced me, father. You and your unjust war. [Everyone is quiet. Norinaga was about to come down hard on him until Walker arrives.]
Can't Take Anything With You: The sceptre doesn't let its users to carry their clothes through time, making them switch their outfits of with the users at the other end. Though, it's a little inconsistent, because April's Walkman and the Turtles, Kenshin and the Honor Guards' weapons were transported with them. Plus, one of the Honor Guards return to his time still wearing the shorts.
CPR (Clean, Pretty, Reliable): After Michaelangelo rescues Yoshi from the burning house, Leonardo attempts CPR on Yoshi. During this, Mitsu claims he's 'casting an evil spell', but April corrects her that 'he's helping'.
Dressing as the Enemy: Done with a justification. The established rules of time-travel in the movie state that in order to go into the past, the turtles would have to swap places- and uniforms- with whoever is holding the scepter in feudal Japan. It just so happened that the ones in the past were the Daimyo's honor guard. Luckily, the ceremonial samurai masks allow the Turtles to disguise their faces as well. Originally they thought they were gonna be switched with four priests at the palace.
Equivalent Exchange: The magic time traveling scepter requirs an equal number of people (of roughly the same weight, which didnít come up) to travel in each direction.
Eternal English: Turtles find that everyone they talk to knows English, which had been introduced to Feudal Japan only a few years earlier.
Out-of-Character Moment: Mitsu was about to shoot an arrow at either Whit or April. Raph stops her, which surprised her since apparently Norinaga's Honor Guards would never save or help an English person.
San Dimas Time: The Time Traveling scepter (in the present) only has enough power to work 5 times in 60 hours, after which it is destroyed, rendering even the fully intact scepter in 1603 Japan useless as well.
Sequel Goes Foreign: The film ups the ante by taking place in ancient Japan. Of course, Turtles are ninjas.
The Addams Family line quoted above. It was probably supposed to be a Take That at Addams Family Values, a sequel to the first Addams Family movie that was coming out the same year as Ninja Turtles III, but even with that kind of context it makes no sense, especially since Donny is asking this to a group of guards in 1603 Japan.